Pronunciation: (al"ju-brā'ik), [key]
1. of, occurring in, or utilizing algebra.
2. Math.of or pertaining to an element that is the root of a polynomial equation with coefficients from some given field: ; is algebraic over the field of real numbers.
3. using arbitrary letters or symbols in place of the letters, symbols, or numbers of an actual application. Also,al"ge•bra'i•cal.
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